Monroe,VA. not Spencer THANKS to Robert Richardson for the correction....Tom.
Southern 3972 not a year old yet has a K5LA set of horns on each end. Due to the crew complaints these whistles were replaced by the RR with Nathan P5's. At that time the P3 and P5 were more or le... (more)
A Roger Puta Photograph
Riding in the vestibule behind the 2839 between Alexandria,VA. and Atlanta,GA.. Nothing like a dutch door for two days behind steam in the south.
When completed in 1833, the 136-mile Charleston & Hamburg was the longest railroad in the world. By 1977 most activity on the Charleston end had shifted away from these tracks in the downtown are... (more)
A Roger Puta photograph
Must have hit the wrong key....should be 2-8-2.
Sunrise at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel.
A rare SOU NW5 was in the storage dead line at Southern Railway Chattanooga facility
As a carload of excursion riders looks on, one of the Southern’s B23-7’s stands on a side track in Manassas, waiting for Monday to get back to work.
While the diesels runaround the train for the trip back to Emory Gap the 4501 takes water and gets some servicing.
Dave Vannes,Bill Stauss and myself rode the first trip then paced the second on our way back to Wisconsin. The Southern ran the 4501 from Chattanooga to Emory Gap alone then at the Gap placed two ... (more)